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La Medusa

Via Giovanni Capellini 74, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790603
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“tuna” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
“square” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Giovanni Capellini 74, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

In Via Capellini, one street back from the touristy Portside, this small--40 seat--restaurant has character and excellent and fresh but simple cuisine. Get there early--reservations are taken--as not many tables. Be prepared for unhurried service--2 waiters do everything in fine style!!--excellent pasta peste and spaghetti...More

Thank nigelwalter2017
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

It's pity that I can't give them mark "0". The only way after visiting this place is to McDonald's. We came hungry and we left hungry. But without an impressive amount of money. The portions are tiny. The quality of the food is very poor....More

1  Thank tvay
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Food was amazing! Especially enjoyed the tuna. The owner served us personally and was very welcoming. I have food allergy and he was especially helpful with making sure I was accommodated. Highly recommend!

Thank Hawk099
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

There were no free tables outside but we preferred to seat outside and staff move the table from inside to the square (they did it also for two other couples). Service was really kind and helpful. I ate spaghetti with seafood and was really delicious....More

Thank Michał S
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Had a lovely lunch here a few days ago. Even though last day of October, weather was beautiful and Portovenere busy. Stumbled upon this restaurant - so glad we did. Only a couple of free tables. Service was fine, they were busy and the 2...More

1  Thank DinoSharan
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very simple, the couple before me & my family were told that the outside seating was reserved, but inside was not, so the couple went inside. I then asked for a table for 4, he turned to look at the completely empty restaurant (barring the...More

Thank Dexboy67
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Good value and all well prepared. Location on a terrace in a pleasant little square. Small menu but all well prepared. Service is friendly and efficient. Pesto was good with a nice powerful basil flavour, roasted sea bream was very tasty as were the mussels...More

1  Thank SteveyWevey
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Four of us had seafood antipasti here as we didn't want a large meal. The selection presented was excellent and very flavoursome. Obviously can't comment on the other courses but I'm sure they'd be great as there's a clever chef in that kitchen. Dining in...More

1  Thank Louise M
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Great location , great table outside , great service and great food (seafood ragu was excellent and had a great local white wine).

1  Thank paricho
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The location in great in the center of the town in a small square. Food has been very good, we did try seafood antipasto gnocchi and tuna Capaccio. The service was very good. To try it when visiting Portovenere.

1  Thank Matteo M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giovanni Capellini 74, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 790603
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